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Perseverance Rover to land on Mars on Thursday Feb 18th around 3:55 PM

The Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on the surface of Mars On Thursday (2/18) afternoon around 3:55 PM. NASA TV and along with many other outlets will provide live coverage of the much anticipated landing event. A couple of these live feeds are provided below. Some information is provided below about the Rover …

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‘Dimmed’ SpaceX Satellites May Still Undermine Astronomy, Argues New Study

The following article written by Brad Bergan was recently published on Interesting Engineering website regarding attempts by SpaceX to limit the amount of reflected light from their Starlink satellite constellation. The article addresses the attempts to rectify this problem and the results based on analysis of professional astronomer community. Check it out! https://interestingengineering.com/dimmed-spacex-satellites-may-still-undermine-astronomy-argues-new-study?fbclid=IwAR1R7eotG0G-J6Kekm9_K72dFEO0tiUuu3kyDqbaBiiSe6IQgT67iArRxHs

X-ray data reveal 1st-ever planet orbiting stars in another galaxy

While extragalactic “rogue” planets – not orbiting any star – have been reported before, the new exoplanet is the first to be detected orbiting stars in another galaxy. And not just any galaxy … but M51, the beautiful Whirlpool, 23 million light-years away. In recent decades, astronomers have found over 4,000 exoplanets, or worlds orbiting other …

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Club President Jim Zebrowski “Leadership and work skills” video selected for MWCC TRiO Program

Aldrich Club President Jim Zebrowski created a video on Leadership and Work skills that was selected by students at Mount Wachusett Community College for their remote summer camp which is part of the TRiO program MWCC provides. The TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program, one of roughly 1,900 TRIO programs throughout the …

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